Chinese mobile phone maker Gionee on Friday announced that it has roped in world’s leading manufacturer Foxconn and Dixon to begin manufacturing in India as part of its ‘Make in India’ plan.
The company will be investing $50 million(approximately Rs 330 crore) in the next three years on manufacturing in India through Dixon Technologies and Foxconn which are based at Delhi-NCR and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
Foxconn will manufacture Gionee’s F Series and P Series smartphones, while Dixon will be making feature phones and other smartphones for Gionee in India. They will start the production in the month of October and have a capacity of more than 1.2 Million handset per month between them.
Gionee will also increase the investment in R&D team in India which will work on the software to give better consumer experience. This team will work on the Gionee UI, Amigo to make it much more customised for Indian Consumers.
“Make in India as an initiative gives an opportunity to not only take Gionee as brand ahead but also to be actively able to participate in the growth of our economy through various touch points. We are happy to have partnered with the best in business including Foxconn and Dixon and sure that this step will prove to be instrumental in the brands future,” Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said .
“India market is the second home market to Gionee after China and the investment in India manufacturing is just another step in a line up of much more to come for the Indian market and customers,” William Lu, President Gionee said.